Punching above their weight: a network to understand broader determinants of increasing life expectancy

dc.contributor.author Baum, Fran
dc.contributor.author Popay, Jennie
dc.contributor.author Delany-Crowe, Toni
dc.contributor.author Freeman, Toby
dc.contributor.author Musolino, Connie
dc.contributor.author Alvarez-Dardet, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Ariyaratne, Vinya
dc.contributor.author Baral, Kedar
dc.contributor.author Basinga, Paulin
dc.contributor.author Bassett, Mary
dc.contributor.author Bishai, David M
dc.contributor.author Chopra, Mickey
dc.contributor.author Friel, Sharon
dc.contributor.author Giugliani, Elsa
dc.contributor.author Hashimoto, Hideki
dc.contributor.author Macinko, James
dc.contributor.author McKee, Martin
dc.contributor.author Nguyen, Huong T
dc.contributor.author Schaay, Nikki
dc.contributor.author Solar, Orielle
dc.contributor.author Thiagarajan, Sundararaman
dc.contributor.author Sanders, David
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-22T23:29:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-22T23:29:08Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-13
dc.date.updated 2018-08-20T03:17:19Z
dc.description Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ ) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated
dc.description.abstract Background Life expectancy initially improves rapidly with economic development but then tails off. Yet, at any level of economic development, some countries do better, and some worse, than expected – they either punch above or below their weight. Why this is the case has been previously researched but no full explanation of the complexity of this phenomenon is available. New research network In order to advance understanding, the newly formed Punching Above Their Weight Research Network has developed a model to frame future research. It provides for consideration of the following influences within a country: political and institutional context and history; economic and social policies; scope for democratic participation; extent of health promoting policies affecting socio-economic inequities; gender roles and power dynamics; the extent of civil society activity and disease burdens. Conclusion Further research using this framework has considerable potential to advance effective policies to advance health and equity. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The Rockefeller Foundation supported the Bellagio meeting at which the Punching Above Their Weight Research Network was formed. Flinders University provided a capacity building grant to support the research reported in this paper. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Baum, F., Popay, J., Delany-Crowe, T., Freeman, T., Musolino, C., Alvarez-Dardet, C., Ariyaratne, V., Baral, K., Basinga, P., Bassett, M., Bishai, D. M., Chopra, M., Friel, S., Giugliani, E., Hashimoto, H., Macinko, J., McKee, M., Nguyen, H. T., Schaay, N., Solar, O., Thiagarajan, S., Sanders, D., (2018). Punching above their weight: a network to understand broader determinants of increasing life expectancy. International Journal for Equity in Health 17(1):117.
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-018-0832-y
dc.identifier.issn 1475-9276
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/38200
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ ) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated
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dc.rights.license CC-BY
dc.subject life expectancy
dc.subject health equity
dc.subject Social determinants of health
dc.subject politics of health
dc.subject gender equity
dc.subject civil society
dc.subject health improvement
dc.title Punching above their weight: a network to understand broader determinants of increasing life expectancy
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Freeman, Toby: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2787-8580 en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Baum, Fran: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2294-1368 en_US
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